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30 Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed (And They Cost Less Than $20)


There are more than seven billion people on this planet, which means there are a lot of great ideas out there.

If you're looking for the perfect gadget to buy for a friend or yourself, you may just find it on this list.

Keep scrolling and be amazed by all the clever inventions out there that you can get for a steal!

1. A cleaning tool that can handle it all

For only $10, you can clean you pet's hair, remove stains on your clothes, scrub pots without scratching them, clean produce, exfoliate your skin, and more.

The BUMP IT OFF multi-use silicone cleaning tool is great for all kinds of uses.

The best part is that it's easy to clean and eco-friendly!

Get yours here for a steal!

2. Let these cute animals protect your cable cords

Replacing a cable cord will cost you a lot of money, but these adorable toys won't break the bank.

Get yours for $5!

3. Get the perfect photo for only $20

Turn your smartphone into a high-quality camera with this clip-on camera lens kit. It features a wide angle and macro lens.

Get this awesome camera lens here for a steal!

4. This solar-powered charger is perfect for when you're on the go

EasyPower's portable charger is a hot buy on Amazon, so you don't want to miss out on buying this product!

This solar-powered phone charger is shock-proof, waterproof, and slip-proof. What more could you ask for?

Get yours for only $20!

5. Perfectly cook eggs every time

You can't tell people you're an egg-lover if you don't own an automatic egg cooker.

This Elite Cuisine device can cook up to seven eggs perfectly. The reason why is because it has an automatic cooking timer.

It's on sale now for $16, so get yours here!

6. Apply lotion to hard-to-reach places

With the help of a long wooden handle, this sponge evenly spreads lotion on all parts of your body, especially your back.

Get yours for only $7.

7. Never have to ask anyone to help you open a tight lid again

This flexible jar opener fits all kinds of jar and bottle sizes. Another great feature is that it grips nicely so that you don't have to risk twisting your hand.

Save your hand for only $4!

8. Send out a distress signal at the push of a button

No one can anticipate randomly falling ill or getting in a dangerous situation, which is why the Gnker Personal Alarm Keychain exists.

This device produces 125 decibels of sound to alert people in your area that you need help.

Get yours here for only $7, including shipping!

9. Feed both your nostalgia and your stomach

Tired of rubbery hot dogs? Ready for a delicious meal that won't take more than 5 minutes?

This retro pop-up hot dog toaster can toast two hots dogs and buns at the same time.

It even comes with mini tongs to protect your excited fingers.

Get this special toaster for only $20!

10. Drain the water, not the goodies

Colanders take up a lot of space. Instead, buy this clip-on strainer that fits nearly any size bowl or pot.

It's FDA-approved and dishwasher-safe.

Get yours here for only $10!

11. Block annoying bright LED lights on electronics and appliances

Your body is programmed to sleep when it's dark, so bright lights can be a hindrance to getting good shut eye.

LightDims' dimming sheets block out light on your electronics, routers, appliances, and more without making your stuff look tacky.

The best part is that it doesn't leave any sticky residue when you want to take it off.

Get a full sheet of these light dims for only $7!

12. Save your beers, save your beers!!

Don't waste a good beer again by buying a silicone rubber bottle cap that is designed to keep your beer fresh.

This cap is also dishwasher safe and reusable.

Get a 6-pack for only $10!

13. This fancy facial cleanser is actually affordable

This sonic facial cleansing brush deeply cleans your pores, exfoliates dead skin cells, and gives you a great massage for only $20.

I've been using this gadget for a year now and I love it!

These fancy facial cleansers are usually quite expensive, so this one's a steal.

Get yours here!

14. Save lives by mounting your smartphone

This magnetic car mount is made to fit your air vent. When you attach your smartphone onto it, you can rotate your device at the angle that's perfect for you.

This is much better than rummaging around or looking down at your phone while you're driving.

Get yours for only $8!

15. We all need this finger ring holder and stand

This transparent ring holder will not only prevent you from dropping your phone, it also serves as a durable kickstand.

Get yours here for only $7!

16. Why did I not think of this...

We only have two hands, which means putting or pouring something in a plastic bag is not easy.

This adjustable hands-free baggy rack is a gadget that everyone needs in their home.

Get yours here for $8!

17. We all think we don't need more outlets until we really need one

Nowadays, it's all about convenience, which is why we all need a Belkin three-outlet plug that also has two USB ports.

I bring this everywhere with me!

Get yours for only $15!

18. Relax in a way that ancient kings and queens would be jealous

Okay, so this isn't a device per se, but it is a clever invention.

A foot hammock is just as great as a body hammock, you only know this until you try it.

Get your very own comfortable foot hammock for only $8!

19. This expandable flashlight will find small metal objects for you

Dropped a piece of expensive jewelry? Screws? Keys? If you're having trouble finding it, and it's dark, the VIBELITE Magnetic Pick-Up Tool Light is just what you need.

You can buy it here for only $10!

20. Write your genius ideas before they're forgotten

Let me guess, the shower is where you get all your great ideas from? You're not the only one.

Whether it's remembering important tasks or a brilliant solution to something, the bathroom is where all the magic happens.

Unfortunately, it's also the place where dozens of ideas go to waste every day. Start writing your great ideas down on a waterproof notepad.

Don't miss a potential million dollar idea for only $15!

21. Earn the title of "The House That Has A Cool Toilet"

This gadget has a motion-activated night light that goes through 16 colors while you do your business. The best part is that it's easy on the eyes.

Another great thing about this device is that it has an automatic UV sanitizer that cleans your toilet bowl and gives off a nice scent.

Turn your bathroom into a disco for only $10!

22. Be able to hold a book with one hand without a struggle

Thumb Things is like a ring that helps to keep a book open with just the use of one hand. It's perfect for long commutes, reading in bed, or at the beach.

You can also use it as a bookmark.

Get this dual-use thumb ring, that comes in a set of three, for only $8!

23. Save the environment and get these organic reusable food warps

Even if you're not an eco-warrior, these reusable food warps work great to create a protective seal that will keep your food fresh for longer.

On average, each sheet will last for 120-150 uses.

Say goodbye to plastic and get a three-pack for $18 on Amazon.

24. This scale is perfect for precise measurements

This small, yet incredibly precise scale, is perfect for baking, cooking, jewelry, and postage.

You can't go wrong buying this scale, and it's only $10! Get yours here!

25. Every kitchen needs to be equipped with this 2-in-1 knife and cutting board

Slice food in seconds without compromising your fingers.

Get this easy-to-use device for only $10!

26. Get a fake avocado hand so you can avoid getting the real one

This dishwasher-safe avocado hand will do all the hard work for you before you hurt yourself.

Get your easy-to-use avocado slicer for only $7!

27. This pen does more than just write

For those of you who tend to get yourself in a pickle every now and then, a multi-functional pen will go a long way.

The BellFyd Tactical Pen features a built-in LED flashlight, wrench, bottle opener, screwdriver, scraper, glass breaker, and serrated-edge knife.

Get yours here for only $15.

28. Find everything you need in your purse in a jiffy

Are you tired of being frustrated for not being able to find something specific in your purse? Do your bags seem like they open the door to Narnia or something, especially in the dark?

Instead of rummaging through all your stuff, turn on this clip-on purse light.

This gadget also works great inside backpacks, handbags, and gym bags.

Get yours for only $12!

29. People are going bananas over this banana slicer, and for good reason

If you're a banana lover like me, and will find any way to add bananas to your food, you definitely need this product.

It slices your bananas in one quick motion, saving you time and a whole lot of stress if you're clumsy with knives.

Slice bananas like a pro for only $5!

30. It's 2018, we all need rechargeable batteries

Last but not least, every person needs a set of rechargeable batteries, because life is just better when you get the bang for your buck.

Get your 4 pack for only $18!

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Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.